Species: Green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Transferred patient (CM23-16)
Arrival Date: January 28, 2023
Stranding Location: Stranahan River, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Admission Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Current Weight: 0.57 lbs.
Initial Condition: Washback, plastic ingestion
Redbeard is a post hatchling green that is found in the Stranahan River. Defecating plastic at intake. Redbeard is ready for release.
Patient requires continued treatment but is progressing well.
Minor adjustments have been made to the patient's treatment.
Patient is off all medications.
3/31/2023 - Redbeard was medically cleared and released offshore on Tuesday, March 28.
3/24/2023 - Have not observed any more plastic. Ready for release.
3/17/2023 - New patient.